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This is an original mounted albumen which measures 13 by 10 inches. I have shown two scans of the front since it was a little too big for the scanner. Although the photographer is unknown, George N Barnard was the official photographer assigned to Sherman and he photographed many Nashville buildings and later Chattanooga when Sherman moved his head quarters there. This photograph can be seen in James Hoobler's book, "Cities Under the Gun." The building is identified in that book and in the period handwriting at the bottom of the board as being General Hospital No 15, Division Nashville Tennessee May 9 1865.
Hoobler identified the building as Hynes School which was built in 1857 on the corner of Line and Summer Streets. The hospital was used for the treatment of men who had venereal disease.The photo shows at least sixty-seven men and one boy. A Rucker ambulance, can be seen in the foreground and a milk wagon above and to the left hand side. There is a grouping of men, among them some paroled Confederate Soldiers and one with his rifle. There is a structure which looks like gallows but more likely is a well. A person could have fun studying this photograph for things I've missed.